Comment: Sick As It Sounds

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Sick As It Sounds

Rebels using the gas sounds very plausible. Who stands most to gain from an allegation that the Assad regime used chemical weapons?

Certainly the Assad regime, while ruthless and uncompromising, would understand that such use would generate an almost immediate response from Western powers, including escalated US intervention. Surely they can't want that; or are they counting on the Soviets to counter that impulse? That's a bold play, in any case.